I'm not actually a religious person, but it's hard to deny how evocative some religious content is, especially when depicted through art.
On top of that, at the moment I really want to try creating images that have a high art feel to them. That, to me, means working with the same sort of subject matter the masters would have used. Myth, legend and religion were popular themes, so there's my commonality.
There's still some noise to the render, but as it took 97 hours to reach 3000 samples in Lux, I decided to call it quits and move on to something else.
Image uses Oni Horns by Cool Tuna [link]
Created using Daz 4.5 Pro, Reality 2.5 + Luxrender 1.0, PS CS5 and a Wacom Bamboo.
Thanks for looking!